United Airlines Sheds ‘Continental’ from Parent Company Name

By Jeremy Del Nero on 28 June 2019
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IMG_2721 (1)The second largest U.S. carrier is dropping merger partner Continental from its parent company’s name.

The Chicago-based airline said its goal is to “show the world we’re truly a united United.”

The two airlines merged almost a decade ago.

“The name change reflects our desire to move forward,” the carrier said in a memo to employees discussing the change.

The change of name took place after the close of trading in New York on Thursday. The company will continue to trade under the UAL ticker name.

While the airline dropped the Continental brand shortly after the merger, the airline first combined its flight attendant workgroups in September 2018.

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